Odgers Interim Launches in the US
Grant Speed, Global Managing Director, announces the launch of Odgers Interim US
Due to unprecedented demand for senior leaders on an interim basis across the US, Odgers Interim launched their global interim executive search business in Boston and New York. Headquartered in London and with offices in Australia, Canada and Brazil, the US division will be led by Paul Smith, who has left his current post as the UK client partner to be become managing partner of Odgers Interim US.
The expansion of their global interim executive business into America is in direct response to the growing need from public and private sector organizations for senior interim leadership capabilities across almost every function. An accelerated pace of business and a pressing need to manage significant levels of market disruption is driving demand for c-suite and director level professionals who can parachute into organizations on demand. Specifically, US organizations are increasingly seeking out interims because of their hard-to-find expertise in areas such as transformation program delivery, M&A and carve-out work, and as a ‘steady-hand-on-the-tiller’ to manage leadership vacuums.
They will offer interim executive search as both a stand-alone resourcing product and in conjunction with their permanent search services. Initially operating across the East Coast, the interim executive business will expand throughout North America and onto the West Coast, utilizing the network of clients across Odgers Berndtson’s 14 US offices.
Already, they are seeing strong demand for interim skillsets from their US private equity, financial services and healthcare clients. In addition to being able to plug the three-to-four-month period of absence during the search of a permanent executive, interim executives come equipped with the battle-scars of a range of previous roles and offer a unique blend of strategic direction and hands-on implementation that means they can solve problems from day one – a highly attractive proposition for their US clients.
As well as managing the Odgers Interim US business, Paul will work alongside Odgers Berndtson partners in the US to place senior interim executives in functional leadership, program delivery and consultancy roles. The increasing market demand for interim executives across the US comes at a time of exceptional growth for Odgers Berndtson.